Nut-Free Chocolate-Fruit Snack Bars

nut free

  We love the combination of dried fruit, oats and chocolate! These absolutely awesome nut free bards are so good for you,and great for school lunch boxes. They take about 15 minutes to put together, 35 minutes to cook and about an hour to cool. The honey means they take a while to cool  down. […]

Homemade Bath Paint

bat tub

Now here is a way to make bathtime fun! What you need: Mix 8 tablespoons cornstarch (really just add as much as you need to get it to a thicker consistency) 3/4 cup baby soap (I think that using baby shampoo would work just fine too…especially if it is tear free) Food colouring How to […]

Win 1 of 4 $120 Bambella Designs prize packs


Want a harness cover for your pram but still want it to look fabulous? Bambella Designs is the place for just that, and they

Win 1 of 3 Clever Patch’s prize packs

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Want some new craft designs for your playroom? Then Clever Patch is the place to go and they are giving you a chance to win some of their amazing products. Keep track of the height of your little ones with the Giant Wooden Height chart, so when you move house you don

How to Shop In Peace


Kirsty Newbury and Susan Clarke help take the stress out supermarket shopping with these seven tips Let’s face it, taking the kids to do the grocery shopping (we’re talking children, trolley, high-stress stuff) is generally unavoidable. That is, unless it’s done late in the evening after the kids are in bed, when you’d much rather […]

Up-Cycle Old Crayons

Tree Mold

Get Crafty If your house is like mine you a humungous tub filled with stubby crayons collected since. How we have collected so many I have no idea ever since the little one could grasp anything, they have arrived and the tubs dutifully topped up with restaurant crayons and drawing packs. Now is the time […]

Pineapple and Mango pops

mango pops

Oh Yes…Summer is here! Keep cool with these wonderfully Pineapple and Mango pops. Makes about twelve pops INGREDIENTS: 2 slices pineapple cut in chunks 1 medium mango – peeled and cored 1 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup plain Greek yogurt ¼ cup sugar (optional) METHOD: Place all the ingredients in a blender […]

Are the “twos” really that terrible?


  FamilyLab family therapist Jesper Juul and Hayes van der Meer recommend taking a positive approach to “the terrible twos” At around the age of two, children begin to express a new kind of longing – a desire for greater autonomy as they search for independence from their parents. As we all know, this is […]

Win 1 of 2 $250 Zanui prize packs


Zanui is Australia’s online destination for furniture and home wares. Zanui is giving away two prize packs that your child will love. Included is the wheelbarrow, made with a timber sub-frame specifically designed with two wheels on the front for balance and the My First Gardening Tools. The watering can is designed to reduce water […]

Spinal Injury Awareness Week, 9-15 November 2014


Being told you have a spinal cord injury is a frightening occurrence if you’re all grown up. But what if you’re only a child? What do all the big words really mean? How can you understand all this information, and then explain clearly and easily what is happening to family and friends? On the eve […]

Best ever play dough


If you have never tried making your own play dough, this is the time to give it a try. It’s cheaper to make it, great fun, is softer and lasts a lot longer! You will need: 2 cups plain flour (all purpose) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup salt 2 tablespoons cream of tartar Up […]

On tap!


My Child columnist and environmental engineer Laura Trotta asks why we are ruining our environment with water bottle waste when our tap water is so extraordinary Earlier this year the City of San Francisco upped its eco cred by announcing a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles of 620ml or less on city […]

Win 1 of 5 $135 Inspired Mother prize packs


Inspired Mother designs and manufactures products, which provide support and comfort for women and children. The pack includes the nursing wrap and the Mommy Kevel designed to allow you to wear your favourite jeans through your pregnancy, by expanding your waistline and securing your zipper. The organic reversible tummy band and the organic nursing cami […]

Tiny Teddy cars recipe


Perfect little race cars for a birthday party or an afternoon playdate. Serving Size: 24 Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 2 mins Ingredients: 100g milk chocolate, melted 1 bag Milky Way bars (you will need 24) 1 box Tiny Teddy biscuits, honey flavour 1 bag Smarties (340g) Method: Set out a tray or serving […]

Win 1 of 6 $84.74 My Studio Girl prize packs


My Studio Girl is all about little people expressing themselves while having fun. A place to download artistic projects and games, the My Studio Girl website seeks to inspire creativity. Included is the Sew Cute animal, with all that you need to make an adorable friend, and the Make and Decorate greetings cards for almost […]